Capitals Doomed By Their Own Offensive Pressure

November 22nd, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
Offense is something that the Washington Capitals should be very proud of. They have a very potent offense that can hit you from a bunch of different directions. However, when they meet a goalie that is up to the task, they have a hard time winning games.

That’s why Washington’s biggest strength, can also become its biggest weakness. We saw this over the weekend when the Caps played Toronto.

The Toronto game was pretty interesting. They met a goalie who was up to the task of playing them, and were limited in how many goals they scored. The goal that Toronto scored was because of too much offensive pressure. They were able to carry the puck out of their defensive zone and create a 4-on-2.

Even at the end of the play, you can still see two of the Caps players trailing extremely far behind. These two players were the players that were forechecking when Toronto started leaving the zone.

If you take a look at the play (sorry I don’t have a picture), you can see one Caps player in front of the net just above the crease and the other two in the corner. They were standing their on the forecheck to create a chance in front of the net. T ...

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